This summer, I started a part-time job shooting productions for a community access TV station that is a division of the local library.
The library currently has a policy that employees MUST take at least a half hour break for every 6 hours worked.
Since we don't control the productions we shoot, it is often impossible to take a break, so our department ignores this policy.
Recently, the payroll staff has started adjusting our timecards to reflect a break wherever policy dictates, even though we didn't take it.
Essentially, they are subtracting hours we worked, without notification.
Is this legal? It doesn't seem likely that federal law would allow employers to just not pay employees to satisfy some bullshit Office Space policy.
The managers are dragging their feet on the topic, as they don't want to draw attention to their worthless, soulless selves.
Anybody have a reference I can use to kick the managers into action?
This is in Monroe County, IN, if it matters.